Aquatics - Swim Lessons

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Spring 2015 Swim Lessons
 

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Swimming Lessons General Information

The City of Tempe Community Services Department provides a progressive program for students who wish to learn or improve their swimming skills. This program is certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute. If you have concerns regarding your child's progress or ability level, please discuss them with the instructor or pool manager.

Fees for each class must be paid at the time of registration.

A student may register for a maximum of one (1) Learn-to-Swim class at a time using any of the registration procedures below. A student may also register for special classes in addition to a swimming class.

Students may register for additional Learn-to-Swim classes midway through the lesson. At the end of the session, each student will be provided a skill progress sheet for the class in which he/she is currently participating and information on the next appropriate class.

Current students will be permitted to register for the appropriate class by providing their skill progress sheet with their registration form.

All pre-registration activities are subject to cancellation (3) days prior to start date if the minimum registration is not met.

 

Parent-Assisted Lessons; 30-Minute Classes

Star Babies (8-18 Mos)
Designed to be an infant's first introduction to water adjustment with an emphasis on parent participation/education as well as safety skills and fun. Parent participation required. One child per adult. 
43218
8-18 mos M/W 3/30-4/15 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43219 8-18 mos T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43217 8-18 mos
T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43432 8-18 mos Sa 3/28-5/2 9:00am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43433 8-18 mos Sa 3/28-5/2 9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43431
8-18 mos M/W 4/20-5/6 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43430
8-18 mos T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43429 8-18 mos T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:35pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Star-Tot (12-36 mos)
For preschool children who are not ready for an independent swim program, or the child who has mastered the Parent/Tot class, and is ready for more swim readiness skills.
Parent participation required. One child per adult.  
43189 12-36 mos
M/W 3/30-4/15 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43191 12-36 mos M/W 3/30-4/15 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43396 12-36 mos T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43190 12-36 mos T/Th 3/31-4/16 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43402 12-36 mos Sa 3/28-5/2 9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43403 12-36 mos Sa 3/28-5/2 10:10am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43404 12-36 mos Sa 3/28-5/2 10:45am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43383
12-36 mos M/W 4/20-5/6 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43385
12-36 mos M/W 4/20-5/6 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43397
12-36 mos T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43384
12-36 mos T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Sea-Stars (2-4 yrs) 
For preschool children who are not ready for an independent swim lesson program, but are ready for more advanced skills. In this class the parent will help prepare the child through various activities to become more independent in the water as well as working on locomotion and safety skills.
One child per adult.
43565
2-4 yrs
M/W
3/30-4/15
5:00pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
43572
2-4 yrs T/Th
3/31-4/16
6:10pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43573 2-4 yrs Sa
3/28-5/2
10:45am
6 lessons: $38 KRC
42574 2-4 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6
5:00pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43576 2-4 yrs T/Th
4/21-5/7
6:10pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
 

Preschool-Age Lessons; 30-Minute Classes
(Suggested Ages: 3-6 yrs)

Swim School

Shrimps 
For children ready to participate in an aquatics class on their own. Emphasis is on basic water adjustment, breath-control and floating. Blowing bubbles, fully submerge unassisted; front and back float with support. Assisted rolling over from front to back and back to front. Assisted streamline on front and back. Participants will need to bring a set of clothes to swim in on the fourth class meeting.
43257 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15
 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43259 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43258 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43260 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43261 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43262 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43263 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43458 3-6 yrs SA 3/28-5/2
9:00am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43459 3-6 yrs  SA 3/28-5/2 9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43460 3-6 yrs SA 3/28-5/2 10:10am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43461 3-6 yrs SA 3/28-5/2 10:45am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43462 3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43463
3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43464
3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43465
3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43466
3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43467
3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:35pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43468
3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Tadpoles
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in, roll on back for five (5) seconds. 
Focus: Forward movement and direction change. Participants will focus on assisted streamline on front and back with and without kicks. They will learn how to jump in, recover for air, swim forward for 10 feet, change direction on their own and swim back to the wall. 
43265 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43266 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43267 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC 
43268 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16  6:45pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC 
43269 3-6 yrs  SA 3/28-5/2  9:35am  6 lessons: $38   KRC 
43469  3-6 yrs   SA 3/28-5/2  10:10am  6 lessons: $38 KRC
43470 3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43471 3-6 yrs
M/W
4/20-5/6 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38
KRC
43472 3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7  6:10pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC 
43473 3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC 
 
Guppies
Prerequisite Skills: Jump-in and swim 10 feet, return; back glide 10 feet. 
Focus: Rotary movement. Participants will work on body positioning for freestyle, unassisted front and back streamline, and treading water.
43230 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43231 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43232 3-6 yrs  T/Th 3/31-4/16  6:10pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC 
43233 3-6 yrs SA 3/28-5/2 10:10am  6 lessons: $38 KRC
43448 3-6 yrs SA 3/28-5/2  10:45am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43445 3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43446 3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 6:10pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43447  3-6 yrs  T/Th 4/21-5/7  6:10pm 6 lessons: $38
 KRC
 
Minnows
Prerequisite Skills:
Tread water 15 seconds, jump in and recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet. 
Focus: Integrated movement and freestyle. Participants will start to develop freestyle with correct body positioning and breathing, start the progression of backstroke.
43237 3-6 yrs M/W 3/30-4/15 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43238 3-6 yrs T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43239  3-6 yrs  SA 3/28-5/2  9:00am  6 lessons: $38  KRC
43474 3-6 yrs M/W 4/20-5/6 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43475 3-6 yrs T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 

School Age Lessons; 30-Minute Classes
(Suggested Ages: 6 yrs+)

Starfish Swim School 

Sea Otter
For the child ready to participate in an aquatic class on their own. Emphasis on basic water adjustment, breath control and floating. Blow bubbles, fully submerge unassisted; front and back float with support. Assisted rolling over from front to back and back to front. Assisted streamline on front and back. Participants will need to bring a set of clothes to swim in on the fourth class meeting.
43247 6 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43248 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43249 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC 
43250 6 yrs+  SA 3/28-5/2
 9:00am 6 lessons: $38  KRC
43479 6 yrs+  SA 3/28-5/2  10:10am  6 lessons: $38  KRC
43476 6 yrs+ M/W 4/20-5/6 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43477 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43478 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Sea Horse
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in, roll on back for 5 seconds.  
Focus: Forward movement and direction change. Participants will focus on assisted streamline on front and back with and without kicks. They will learn how to jump in, recover for air, swim forward for 10 feet, change direction on their own and swim back to the wall.
43242 6 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43243 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43244 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16  6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43480 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2  9:00am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43481 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2  9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43482 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43483 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43484 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Sea Turtle
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in and swim 10 feet and return; back glide 10 feet.  
Focus: Rotary movement. Participants will work on body positioning  for freestyle, unassisted front and back streamline, and treading water.
43251 6 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43252 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43253 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43254 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 10:10am  6 lessons: $38 KRC
43485 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 10:45am  6 lessons: $38 KRC
43486 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
5:00pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43487 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43488 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7
5:00pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Sea Lion
Prerequisite Skills:
Tread water 15 seconds, jump in and recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet. 
Focus: Integrated movement and freestyle. Participants will start to develop freestyle with correct body positioning and breathing, start the progression of backstroke. 
43245 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43246 6 yrs+
T/Th 3/31-4/16
5:00pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43489 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 10:10am  6 lessons: $38 KRC 
43490 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43491
6 yrs+
T/Th
4/21-5/7
5:00pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
 

Starfish Stroke School  

Dolphin
Prerequisite Skills: Jump-in, swim 30 feet freestyle with rhythmic breathing.
Focus: Freestyle and backstroke with an introduction to butterfly. Participants will work on stroke mechanics of freestyle and backstroke, introduction to butterfly body motion.
43228 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:10pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43229 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43439 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16 5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43441 6 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43443 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 9:00am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43444 6 yrs+ SA  3/28-5/2 10:45am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43437 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:10pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43438 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
43440 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7  5:35pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43442 6 yrs+ T/Th 4/21-5/7 6:45pm 6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Manta Ray
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 30 feet of freestyle and 30 feet of backstroke.
Focus: Participants will focus on the stroke mechanics of butterfly.  
43234 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
5:35pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
43235 6 yrs+ T/Th
3/31-4/16
5:35pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
43236 6 yrs+ SA  3/28-5/2 9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC 
43449 6 yrs+ SA  3/28-5/2 10:45am 6 lessons: $38 KRC 
43450 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6 5:35pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
43451 6 yrs+ T/Th
4/21-5/7
5:35pm
6 lessons: $38
KRC
 
Shark
Prerequisite Skills: Swim butterfly for 10 yards.
Focus: Participants will focus on the stroke mechanics of breaststroke.   
43255 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43256 6 yrs+ T/Th
3/31-4/16
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43452 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 9:35am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43453 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43454 6 yrs+ T/Th
4/21-5/7
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
 
Orca
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 30 feet of breaststroke.
Focus: Participants will build endurance. By the end of the class, participants should be swimming a minimum 50 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke; 25 yards of butterfly and be able to do flip turns and open turns.
43240 6 yrs+ M/W
3/30-4/15
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43241 6 yrs+ T/Th
3/31-4/16
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43455 6 yrs+ SA 3/28-5/2 9:00am 6 lessons: $38 KRC
43456 6 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43457 6 yrs+ T/Th
4/21-5/7
6:45pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
 

Adult Lessons; 30-minute classes

Adult Beginner
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed for adults who wish to learn how to swim and will be geared to meet the needs of individuals. Emphasis is on adapting to the water and introduction to freestyle, back float and safety skills. 
43193 15 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15 7:20pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43194 15 yrs+ T/Th 3/31-4/16
7:20pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43421 15 yrs+ M/W
4/20-5/6
7:20pm
6 lessons: $38 KRC
43422  15 yrs+  T/Th  4/21-5/7  7:20pm 6 lessons: $38   KRC
 
Adult Intermediate 
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed for adults who have mastered the beginner skills and can swim 25 yards using freestyle. Introduction to backstroke and breaststroke.  
43192 15 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15 7:20pm
6 lessons: $38  KRC
 43410  15 yrs+  T/Th  3/31-4/16  7:20pm 6 lessons: $38     KRC
43407 15 yrs+ M/W 4/20-5/6 7:20pm
6 lessons: $38  KRC
 43411  15 yrs+  T/Th  4/21-5/7  7:20pm  6 lessons: $38    KRC

Adult Stroke Improvement 
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed to improve upon and refine current skills rather than teach strokes. 
43227 15 yrs+ M/W 3/30-4/15
7:20pm 6 lessons: $38  KRC
 43435 15 yrs+   T/Th   3/31-4/16  7:20pm 6 lessons: $38    KRC
43434 15 yrs+
M/W
4/20-5/6
7:20pm
6 lessons: $38 
KRC
 43436  15 yrs+  T/Th  4/21-5/7  7:20pm 6 lessons: $38    KRC
             

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